All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1436220 (stock #31)
Chinese soft stone pendant, seems harder than soapstone but much less than jade. Openwork of a dragon surrounded by clouds. Mounted as a pendant with silk laces. Broken in 2 glued (see photo). 62mm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1435881 (stock #14)
Embossed silver box, decoration of dragons in the clouds. On the lid, a handle in green jadeite tube held between the jaws of 2 protruding dragon heads. Interior lined in precious wood. Vietnamese work around 1900 or Chinese Tsing. Good condition. 129x88 mm.
Candlestick in embossed copper alloy and cloisonné enamels. The top and bottom edges in solid bronze. The whole is cloisonné and enamelled with the edges which are in chanlevé (the bronze is carved and the designs are filled with enamel). Hot gilding, Kien-long mark incised under the base but surely apocryphal. I think it's a Chinese work from the end of the 19th century. Some normal wears and see photos. No restorations. H:165mm D:114mm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1439040 (stock #62)
The head is carved in a grey stone that I think is limestone, it is harder than marble but it can be scratched with a steel tool. The naive sculpture seems to be made by a craftsman who was not a sculptor or a sculptor of a primitive people. It unquestionably represents a Buddha with his third eye in the middle of his forehead. There is some red pigment left in one nostril and in the corner of the mouth.The appearance of the stone seems very old...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1448918 (stock #138)
Hard Stone Bead Necklace 106 very hard green stone beads probably jade, 10 green turquoise beads and 5 larger pink rock crystal beads. Mounted with silver filigree details and silk threads. China Qing dynasty. Difficult to date exactly. 19 ° or before. I sincerely believe it's green jade but I don't think it's a very desirable color. It is not glass, it is a stone, it is not jadeite because it is not translucent.
Horn plate incised with two crossed Ju-Yi scepters surrounded by clouds. Finely chiseled. A hole is pierced in the top announcing a pendant jewel. The two crossed Ju-Yi certainly have a meaning.Beautiful patina. Length about 6cm, thickness 0,5cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1445611 (stock #104)
Guan yin in cast copper alloy. Incised decoration. True old patina. A little worn normally see pictures. No restoration. She must have been holding an object in her hand which is missing today. Hight: 15cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1448916 (stock #137)
Small cast bronze tripod incense burner. Beautiful finish. The two handles are in the shape of Buddhist lions heads. Qing Chinese. The bottom of the feet slightly flared would rather suggest a Japanese Edo creation but without certainty. Dirty. Width 65mm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449830 (stock #148)
A jewel, reliquary pendant. The receptacle is silver embossed, the cover is copper with mercury gilding embossed decoration of Buddhist emblems. A coral bead is set in the center. A ring is provided for a suspension cord. The part opposite this ring is a hollow cylinder. It is possible that there was another mobile part now lost? However I do not see any wear that a moving part would have necessarily left traces and the jewel is well balanced so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1438185 (stock #56)
A removable Chinese travel hat stand. Cut in the shape of two interlocking Lingzhi. Carved in a beautiful hardwood with a very fine grain. Good cabinetwork finish. Simple object but very elegant and rare. Beautiful antique patina of the wood. Difficult to date exactly in the Qing period. Height : about 23cm The two mushrooms broken in half and badly glued together (see photo). I can, on request, glue them back together correctly for free.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1445908 (stock #110)
Painting on woven paper. An unusual and surprising technique. The paper is cut out then this woven paper is painted. However there is a subtlety because in some places only the vertical strips are painted and not the horizontal ones which shows us colored squares alternating with unpainted squares which gives a blurred effect anticipating our "pixels" and which, I think, gave the illusion of a woven fabric...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1447224 (stock #116)
Snuff bottle in two-tone green and white glass. Grinded decoration of insects and plants.Praying mantis, cricket,toad,phasma .Jadeite stopper. Height: 80mm Good condition. Nice quality of engraving.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1440178 (stock #70)
Silver vase "repoussé" by Zeewo. Embossed silver vase, decoration of flowers, plants and birds. 2 mark of Zeewo punched and an another mark with Chinese characters. Some slight bumps visible in framed photos. Height about 22cm. China around 1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1436101 (stock #23)
Porcelain snuffbox decorated in cobalt blue under the glaze of a lady in a landscape. Rare jar shape. Mark of yongzheng certainly apocryphal. red and green tinted bone cap...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1448717 (stock #124)
Painted and red carved lacquer box. It is decorated with three coloured figures on a black lacquer background, sitting and busy writing or drawing in an interior open to a garden of banana trees. Curiously, the sides are decorated in carved cinnabar red lacquer. The body of the box is made of wood, covered with a thick textile coated with lacquer, in one place an accident has chipped the box, revealing the fabric. The interior and the underside are black lacquered...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1436719 (stock #45)
Rare pair of Yixing clay vases enamelled with figures and horses illustrating the legend of the hero Muh Wang slaying a barbarian and going to Si Wang Mu. His chariot is represented here by 8 horses. Very rare Yixing of three colors of clay. Molded decoration executed using several small square stamps of slightly decreasing size to respect the curves of the shape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1440647 (stock #74)
Set of 12 fibules (belt hooks) 11 in jade 1 in glass paste. One with horse and monkey. Dimensions from 95 mm to 75 mm. All in good condition, nothing extraordinary quality, some are small and basic quality, others medium and beautiful quality. The colors are faithful on photos. Other detailed photos available on request. They can be sold separately but it will be little more expensive from 500$ to 2000$ each. Note that one is made of glass paste which is very rare.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1447226 (stock #117)
Snuff bottle in white jade with antique patina. Bone colour . Shaped like an eggplant. Well executed details, especially the irregularity on the stalks creating differences in level imitating the naturalness of the vegetable. Particularly difficult work to execute on jade for a very subtle result, almost invisible, can only be felt by touch or by grazing light. You can hardly tell from the photos.Stopper in bronze and coral...